Is this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GoofyDuckLady, Mar 18, 2018.

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  1. GoofyDuckLady

    GoofyDuckLady Hatching

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    My duck laid this egg 3 or so days ago, but she isn't sitting on it. It feels warm during the day from the sun, but it gets cold at night. Should I leave it there, or throw it away?
     

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    No way to tell whether it's fertile without incubating it for several days or cracking it open.

    What breed is she? If you really want to hatch it, it might be best that you do it on your own with an incubator.
     
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  3. Michelle 0831

    Michelle 0831 Chirping

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    Ducks wait till they get a full nest before they start sitting on them. I'd leave it where she laid it .If u keep robbing her nest she will relocate. If u don't want babies then by all means rob away!
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    3 days is too early to tell by candling. Wait until day 7-8 to know for sure
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    To clarify, that would be 7 to 8 days of incubating. Not 7 to 8 days of it just sitting out like it has been :)
     
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  6. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    Correct. It needs to be at 99-100 degrees in order for the embryo to start growing.
     

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